The State Fair Community College Foundation’s March 10 “Sangria Sunset” raised $73,000 for the college’s technical education facility and programs. There were 350 tickets sold for the event that was held in the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center on the Sedalia campus.
The foundation will use the proceeds from the fundraising evening of dining, Dessert Dash, dancing, karaoke with live bands, and auction to support the college’s goal to build a technical education facility, renovate existing facilities and add technical programs that will meet workforce demand.
“The foundation board was very happy to host this special evening again,” said Mary K. Treuner, SFCC Foundation executive director. “The Dessert Dash was a hit again raising $22,000, which is about $9,000 more than last year. We’re so grateful for those who donated desserts, the Nursing Club members who served food and many others who helped make it a fun night. The community’s generosity and support for the college is remarkable.
“Both bands, One Track Train from central Missouri and Young Guns from Chicago, did an amazing job. Our technical program students and instructors created beautiful and useful items for the auction, and I want to thank them for making it a success.”
Jeremy Garber was the auctioneer, and Dr. Joe Gilgour, dean of Student Support and Academic Services was the master of ceremonies.
A photo gallery and videos of the evening may be viewed on the State Fair Community College Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sfccmo.